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Garden Park Fossil Area
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Ranked #24 of 31 things to do in Canon City
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Owner description: This area of several fossil excavation sites is best visited by following a guide in your car, although hiking trails are also available.
Chicago suburbs
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127 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Historical place”
Reviewed 14 March 2012

This is an area where some of the largest, and most complete, dinosaur fossils were found in the late 1800's, and that now reside in some of the famous museums out East. There is plenty of information about this area in downtwon Canon City as well on the internet.

They didn't clutter this place up with a lot of interpretive signs which is a good thing. This is also the site of the famous Cope and Marsh dinosaur wars. If you, or your kids, have any interest in dinosaurs then this is a neat place to visit. It's likely that some of the dinos you might see in a museum came from this place.

Visited August 2011
5 Thank yousah
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English first
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26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Garden Park Dinosaurs”
Reviewed 18 November 2011

What an interesting and pretty part of the Canon City area. I don't have a huge interest in Dinosaurs but I do enjoy history. But this area is a great place to take pictures.

Visited November 2011
4 Thank denastevens
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Romeoville, Illinois
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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Disappointing Dino Attraction”
Reviewed 25 June 2011

We visited several dinosaur exhibits throughout Colorado & this is one I would not add on the list. It basically takes you to a rural site where there have been dinosaur discoveries but it does not hold any interest. The hiking in the area was OK - Red Rock Canyon (kind of like Garden of the Gods) is 4 miles up the road & was interesting, though very rural & the unpaved road there could lead to a problem.

Visited June 2011
5 Thank lmozz
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